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Old Jan 11, 2014, 4:20 AM   #1
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Default Lumix DMC-SZ9: Broken CCD sensor?

My Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ9 camera stopped working after a drop doing country sky last week.
The camera was in a cushioned case but apparently it hasn't been enough to save it.
The LCD screen isn't broken because the menu labels are displayed properly but the CCD sensor returns a bunch of colored vertical lines. When I take a picture the same bunch of lines is saved in the memory card.
What could I do? I imagine that the CCD sensor could be broken. What do you think? Is it possible to replace it?
I've already opened the camera (I know, I'm stupid, I've lost the warranty ), because I hoped in a disconnected connector but apparently everything is fine there.
Thanks in advance for any suggestion.
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Old Jan 11, 2014, 4:20 PM   #2
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G'day AMB

Sounds familiar ...
Join the club with a damaged / dead camera after a small drop
& for a line up to the after Christmas sales

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Old Jan 12, 2014, 5:56 AM   #3
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uhmm... It looks like you had the same "experience"....
so damaging the CCD sensor isn't too difficult, right?

Is there any parallel market of CCD sensors for our cameras?


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G'day AMB

Sounds familiar ...
Join the club with a damaged / dead camera after a small drop
& for a line up to the after Christmas sales

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Old Jan 12, 2014, 2:55 PM   #4
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G'day mate

Over the years we have 'lost' several digi cameras to knocks & falls - and at other times they have survived the bump ~ there seems no hard & fast explanation for survival

Our first 'killing' was in a coffee shop when my missus stood up to leave, forgetting that the camera was on her lap - the simple act of it falling to the floor was enough to kill the camera

As to whether it's the sensor or some other part of the electronics, I have no idea - and I suspect that no techo will either unless s/he has access to hi-tech testing equipment with fault-finding software

Best I can suggest is 'move on' and keep enjoying the love of photography
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